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Jan 18, 2013 7:00am EST
the fraud. after years of denial, lance armstrong finally admits to lying and doping throughout his cycling career. >> i've use d this situation as one big lie. that i repeated a lot of times. >> and he admits to bullying ne who tried to expose him. this morning, armstrong's former teammate, and the head of his charity, react in exclusive live interviews. >>> not adding up, new details come out about the hoax surrounding notre dame football star manti te'o and new questions over how he didn't know his girlfriend never existed. when will the truth come out? >>> and new term, new do. first lady michelle obama changes up her hairstyle with a bang as the final preparations are being made in washington to host the president's second inaugural "today," friday, january 18th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. this is a confession years in the making. did you watch lance ar
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Jan 19, 2013 7:00am EST
>>> good morning. getting emotional. lance armstrong breaks down when he talks about admitting to his children that he lied and doped throughout his cycling career. >> i said, don't defend me anymore. don't. >> as he admits hitting a new low when his cancer foundation livestrong dropped him. >>> speaking out, linebacker manti t'eo denies any involvement in the hoax surrounding his make-believe girlfriend as he opens up for the first time since the scandal broke. >>> and a governor upstaged by a little boy who passes out. this morning he's okay and has a funny story to tell. today, saturday, january 18, funny story to tell. today, saturday, january 18, 2013. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'll lester holt. >> i'm erica hill. many people watching lance armstrong -- so. talk about the past nights of interviews. thursday when he sat down with oprah winfrey said he didn't seem that remorseful. part two of the interviewer last night, though, for some was a bit of a change. the disgraced cyclist more emo
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Jan 19, 2013 5:00am PST
morning, welcome to today on a saturday morning. >> many people watching lance armstrong, on thursday when he sat down with oprah winfrey, they thought he didn't seem all that remorseful. he teared up when talking about his kids. >> do tears make the difference of how people will perceive this in the end? >> today, a cycling insider talked about his future. >>> we're also going to update you on that ost damage situation in algeria where hostages were taken. >>> then we'll look at the church of scientology and some of the roles it plays in hollywood. we'll ask the author of a new book that explores the relationship of sine technology and celebrities. >>> it's been a month now since we noticed the twinkies disappearing, but now there is a new treat that is stepping up. we want to begin with lance armstrong about years of doping and lying. last night he apologized to his kids and his fans. >> what do you say to those millions of people who belied. >> i say i understand your anger. your sense of betrayal. you supported me forever, through all of this, and you believed, and i lied to you.
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Jan 15, 2013 7:00am PST
savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. according to reports, lance armstrong made this confession in an interview he taped with oprah winfrey, following an emotional meeting with staffers at the livestrong headquarters. remember, this is a guy who, for years, has denied this charge and who has been defiant with his critics. >> this raises a lot of questions. number one, will this confession do anything to improve his public standing? and, two, will he now face a new wave of lawsuits? is there a possibility of criminal charges? we'll get into all those issues straight ahead. >>> natalie wood, for decades we've been told she drowned but now there's new evidence that suggests she was bruised before she went into the water. what impact will that evidence have on that case? >>> and more with our rare interview with supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. it's a candid interview. she talks about greets from her childhood. >>> author of da vinci code and "angels and demons," hundreds of millions of books in circulation around the world has a new book coming out this spring. what will it b
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Jan 18, 2013 7:00am PST
the making. did you watch lance armstrong interview? >> i have to say i did. and even though we all expected, we all thought we knew what we were going to hear, when you heard those blunt answers to direct questions, it was still somewhat startling. >> a lot of people had been waiting to hear what armstrong would say, the disgraced cyclist using everything from human growth hormone to testosterone. maybe not the answer some people wanted to hear. >> for years, cyclist tyler hamilton, that man right there, accused armstrong of doping and he faced armstrong's fury as a result. we'll find out what he thinks after watching the interview. >>> later in the show, the question everyone is asking, can the livestrong charity go on? we'll ask the ceo. >>> have you noticed you didn't make quite as much as you did before the new year came? of course, you are not alone. what is behind this sudden cut in pay and give you ideas of what you could do to offset that loss. >>> the story we hope will bring a smile to your face. what folks in one city are doing to boost the spirits of random strangers. >
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Jan 18, 2013 9:00am EST
, lance armstrong. where else could we begin? he confessed to oprah last night. we've been talking about that this morning. part one of his interview. part two will air tonight. here is a clip of that. >> were you a bully? >> yeah, yeah, i was a bully. >> tell me how you were a bully. >> i was a bully in the sense that you just said, that i tried to control the narrative. and if i didn't like what somebody said -- for whatever reasons in my own head, whether i viewed that as somebody being disloyal or a friend turning on you or whatever, i tried to control that. >> right at the top of the interview he admitted to having used performance-enhancing drugs. that kind of got into a little bit of the story of a decade of going after people who crossed him or accused him and essentially bullying people. >> we talked with tyler hamilton, who initially lied like lance did, and eventually came clooen clean and lance went after him hard. he said lance armstrong probably feels a lot better, he is starting the process where he will feel better and i thought he was very gracious, considering what he h
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Jan 17, 2013 7:00am EST
orman, hot topic, including lance armstrong's confession, can he repair his public image? >> some lo love going around there. >>> but let's begin this half hour with this incredible story, this hoax involving the top football player a at notre dame? nbc's john yang is in south bend this morning. john, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. it does seem like -- or seemed like a story made for hollywood, a star football player here at north dame who leads his team to a spectacular season after overcoming terrible tragedy, the deaths of his grandmother and his girlfriend on the same day. but it turns out that's all it was, a story. manti te'o's story seemed destined to take its place alongside the legends of notre dame's storied football program. a star linebacker and heisman trophy finalist after an undefeated season that end ted national championship game. inspiring teammates and becoming a campus hero by triumphing over twin tragedies, the loss on the same day in september of his grandmother and his girlfriend who died after battling leukemia, a story he told on esp
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Jan 16, 2013 2:05am PST
over the place. somebody that's hoping that he is going to turn his life around is lance armstrong. it's going to be fascinating to see what he actually does. >> he did an interview with oprah that was taped, and it's going air on thursday, and there are reports that they claim that he does admit to using performance-enhancing drugs. here's the interesting thing about it because i think -- again, we don't know what the interview says because we're just speculating, but some of the speculation is he says everybody was doing it, and it was a level playing field, and, therefore, i was doing it too. the thing about lance armstrong is for 15 years he said he wasn't. he sat in interviews over and over and said he didn't. he demonized the people that accused him of doing it. >> not sort of, he did. >> he sued newspapers that accused him of doing it, and he won. >> took millions of dollars. >> one of the things for some reason -- i don't know why this stuck in my craw so much, but it did. there was a nike commercial, okay, of reporters asking him what he was on. this was during the thick of it.
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Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
linings playbook" came in third. more fallout for lance armstrong after his on-air confession to oprah. making him explain his doping scheme to piers morgan. >> would you care to elaborate on your sophisticated system of doping? >> it wasn't all that sophisticated, piers. i did steroids, human growth hormone, epo and i replaced all of my blood with better blood. am i sorry i did it? yes-ish. ps, no. >> this note has gone viral online after being posted in an australian library, announcing that armstrong's books are being moved to the fiction section. >>> could selena gomez be singing a message to ex-boyfriend justin bieber? calling timberlake's "cry me a river" ♪ cry me a river cry me a river cry me a river ♪ >> making it an even loaded song choice, the biebs himself did a cover of the song back in november after his first split with selena. >>> when this woman finds out she's going to be a first-time grandma, she can't quite contain her excitement. check it out. you're having a baby! oh! >> her daughter revealed she was pregnant by giving her a baby block wrapped up like a present
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Jan 16, 2013 7:00am PST
fallout this morning from lance armstrong's confession that he used performance-enhancing drugs. coming up, what the world anti-doping agency says it will demand before it even considers letting armstrong return to competitive sports. a lot of people say that was the motivation for his confession. >>> we're going to talk a little about a fun fact during this severe flu season. did you know the virus can last about eight hours on a surface. this morning we'll tell you what you should avoid touching and we'll conduct a little experiment here in studio 1a to see how many people touch the doorknob coming in our studio in a single morning. >>> and ryan seacrest is here, and he better watch his personal items because he's going to help us out on a segment about the best pick pockets in the world. >> have you ever been pick pocketed? >> no. >> it's awful. >> dylan, good morning to you. >> good morning to you. yes, this is a big storm in that it extends from northern new england all the way down into the gulf of mexico and in areas like worcester, we are seeing the snow continuing to fall where he
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Jan 14, 2013 7:00am PST
. >>> roundup of what has you talking online. lance armstrong, the disgraced cycling legend promises to speak candidly today during an interview with oprah winfrey. armstrong has been stripped of his record seven tour de france titles because of doping allegations, many expecting him to make at least a partial confession today. that interview airs thursday. >>> wilde tweeted thanks for all the sweet congratulatory love. >>> meanwhile, calling off their engagement, quote, i love and cherish her and her boys and we will be close forever. >>> and this dancing toddler has gone viral after stealing the show from his dad, singer coffey anderson was doing a show in texas when 17-month-old ethan decided to show off. ♪ >> go, baby! go, baby! ♪ >> bounce with it. ethan comes by his skills naturally, by the way. his mother, a dancer who has appeared in videos for britney spears, rihanna and kanye west. we know where he gets it. back to matt, savannah and natalie in beverly hills. >> so cute. so, so cute. >> all right, willie, thanks so much. >>> al is over at the front desk at the four seasons
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Jan 15, 2013 4:00am PST
>>> good morning to you. i'm richard lui. for the first time lance armstrong may be waking up with a clean conscience this morning after repeated denial in the face of accusations he was part of the history of doping schemes in sports. the seven-time tour de france champion has reportedly committed to using performance-enhancing drugs. nbc's kurt gregory has more. >> reporter: according to the associated press, seven-time tour de france winner lance armstrong has admitted to using performance enhancing drugs during his famed cycling career. armstrong reportedly made the admission with a taped interview with oprah winfrey in his hometown of austin, texas. following the interview opera tweeted, just wrapped with lance armstrong. he came ready. last year he was stripped of his seven tour titles and banned for life following a report from the u.s. anti-doping agency, a report that labeled armstrong as the mastermind of a, quote, systematic, sustained and highly professionalized team-run doping conspiracy. nbc news has learned that in a conversation the 41-year-old armstrong said, quote
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Jan 18, 2013 4:30am EST
mara schiavocampo. one big lie. that's what lance armstrong said for the first time ever after more than a decade of denials. the seven-time tour de france winner admitted to cheating by taking banned substancing during his cycling career. some a sitdown with oprah winfrey he talked about the allegations that have been plaguing him for here's. this after the justice department decided to intervene in a whistle-blower lawsuit brought on by a former teammate. nbc's kurt gregory has more. >> a one more answer. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your performances? >> yes. >> reporter: after years of denials, seven-time winner lance armstrong admitted to oprah winfrey he did use performance-enhancing drugs. >> in all seven of your tour de france victories did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> yes. >> reporter: it's an admission armstrong spent more than a decade denying. >> i've used this situation as one big lie that i repeated a lot of times. >> reporter: those who have followed armstrong say tonight's admission is self-serving. >> i believe he is complet
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Jan 18, 2013 5:00am EST
use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performa e performance? >> wre. >> lance armstrong comes clean about why he used performance-enhancing drugs. good morning everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >>> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for friday, january 18, 2013. you won't need to shovel snow before leaving for work but you will have to bundle up. we're dealing with cold temperatures right now and the wind isn't making things feel any warmer. >>> looks like we dodged a bullet from the big mess here in the washington area. take a look at this snowy mess in richmond, virginia. they're waking up to almost 5 inches of snow there. thousands of people lost power. appalachian power out in the western part of virginia reporting more than 70,000 customers without power. dominion reports about 2500 customers in the dark. meteorologist tom kierein is here. tom, what can we expect now that the snow missed us? >> it tracked 50 miles south and drew in drier air. the snow fell across central, southern virginia and around ocean city. it's ended there now. we're getting a few scattered flurri
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Jan 18, 2013 4:00am PST
performances? >> yes. >> reporter: after years of denials, stein file tour de france winner lance armstrong admitted to oprah winfrey he did use performance-enhancing drugs. >> in all seven of your tour de france victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> yes. >> reporter: it's an admission armstrong had spent more than a decade denying. >> i've used this situation as one big lie that i repeated a lot of times. >> reporter: those who have followed armstrong say tonight's admission is self-serving. >> i believe that he is completely insincere except for this, he is starting to repair his own brand. >> reporter: a brand that was loss millions in endorsements after armstrong was stripped of his seven tour de france titles. on thursday, the international olympic committee stripped armstrong of the bronze medal he won during the 2000 sidney olympics. >> i'll spend the rest of my life trying to earn back trust and apologize to people. >> reporter: accolades gone for a sports icon now coming clean. kurt gregory, nbc news. >> and a quick programming note, this morning on the "today" sh
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Jan 18, 2013 6:00am EST
enhance your cycling performance. >> wre. >>> lance armstrong's admission. why some are not happy with a tell-all interview. >>> welcome back to "news4 today." >> i'm eun yang. >>> i'm aaron gilchrist. >>> we're keeping an eye on the inauguration day. the tickets are booked. there is a big job about to get under way of the we'll tell you what that is coming up on our newscast. >> it is 6:30. meteorologist tom kierein on the storm team 4 weather deck. in the chill with the chilly forecast. >> a blustery wind out of the northwest. it certainly feels like winter now. temperatures are just a few degrees above freezing. it feels like the 20s. the wind has been gusting to around 20, 25 miles an hour over the last couple of hours. in the wake of that winter storm that passed to our south yesterday. let look at the radar. over the last 12 hours, there was that storm. all that area in white was the heavy snow rolled across central, southern virginia. went as far north as salisbury and ocean city after midnight. we've cleared out. as much as 6 inches much of central and southern virginia. up to
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Jan 14, 2013 4:00am PST
atlanta falcons prepare to host a first-ever championship game. . lance armstrong gets ready to tell all to oprah later today. america's bravest on the move. soldier ride heads to florida. >>> now for stories making news across america. manhunt ended with gunfire inside a san diego movie theater. armed domestic suspect attempted to blend in with movie goers at a screening but was taken down with two shots after raising his gun to responding officers. the suspect is expected to survive. 40 military vets pedalled their way to a new therapy in the florida keys. they fwikd key west for the annual soldiers ride. they stopped at a dolphin research center to take a swim with the animals. folks in seattle gave themselves a record breaking snow day. 6,000 people used 160,000 pounds of snow to break the world record for the world's largest snowball fun. and people stripped down to boxers and briefs for no pants subway ride. in sports nfl playoffs, texans, tom brady passing for three touchdowns in 41-28 win over the texans. brady's 17th win in post-season play a new nfl record. a thriller
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Jan 18, 2013 4:30am EST
. lance armstrong giving up his only olympic medal. the international olympic committee asked armstrong o return his bronze medal from the 2000 olympic games in sydney. he won that medal for the cycling time trial. that request came just hours before an admission that many have been waiting years for. armstrong confessed o doping during the almost entire career he had with an exclusive interview with openry winfrey last night. he used a combination of blood boosting drugs and transfusions to win all seven of his tour de france titles. >> in your opinion, was it humanly possible to win the tour de france without doping seven times in a row? >> not in my opinion. not in that generation. i'm not here to talk about others in that generation. it's been well-documented. i didn't invent the culture. but i didn't try to stop the culture. that's my mistake. >> armstrong says he felt doping made for a level playing field. he also apologized to those -- he apologized those who took legal action against to keep his doping quiet. >>> tens of thousands of people will gina riefg today ahead
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Jan 21, 2013 4:30am EST
. >>> and this weekend, "snl" secured two controversial sports figures. watch. >> this week, lance armstrong disappointed the last guy on earth who still believed him. [ laughter [ laughter ] >>> finally, justin bieber's getting cheeky. the pop star posted this photo of his bare backside for the world to see saturday. and then he quickly deleted it. what was he thinking? >> so many followers. i mean, the second he posted it, so many people picked up on it. >> again, what was he thinking and why? >> i don't know. it is a mystery. >>> this comes from wyff, news 4 in greenfield, north carolina. a decorated veteran got to relive a piece of his passed. in 1944, corporal don hensel's purple heart was shipped to the family following a wound. it never made it there. decades later it was found at an antique group. with the help of purple hearts united, george finally received his award this weekend. >>> i'm veronica de la cruz. this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. has secrets. in fact ... you are looking at one of my secrets right now. new revlon
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Jan 21, 2013 4:00am PST
week, lance armstrong disappointed the last guy on earth who still believed him. [ laughter ] >>> finally, justin bieber's getting cheeky. the pop star posted this photo of his bare backside for the world to see saturday. and then he quickly deleted it. >> this comes to us from greenville, south carolina. a decorated veteran got to relive a piece of his past. in 1944, corporal hart was shipped to his family from france following a world war ii combat wound. it never made it. the heart was found in an antique shop and with the help of a group called purple hearts reunited he received his award this weekend. i'm veronica de la cruz. this is just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. has secrets. in fact ... you are looking at one of my secrets right now. new revlon nearly naked™ makeup covers flaws melting into skin to even out your complexion. so the only one who knows you have makeup on ... is you. dare to be revlon. sleep in my contacts. relax... air optix® night & day aqua contact lenses are approved for up to 30 days and nights of continuous wear, so it
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Jan 19, 2013 6:00am EST
real. >>> this morning, we're hearing more from disgraced cyclist lance armstrong about using performance enhancing drugs throughout his career. part two of his interview with oprah winfrey aired last night. during the first part that aired on thursday, armstrong admitted for the first time to doping during all seven of his winning tour de france races. last night the interview delved deeper with armstrong revealing how hard it was to tell his children. >> i said, don't defend me anymore. don't. >> armstrong was stripped of his tour de france titles and his 2000 olympic bronze medal. he could also face lawsuits from those he sued. >>> it's off to a cold start out there today. >> a winter without winter, really. finally, we get to hundreds of thousands of people coming to town and winter returns. >> at least we were able to see the sun. i was missing it. >> it had been nearly a full week since we'd had anywhere near a sunny day. finally the sunshine made a real comeback yesterday. more importantly, we get to keep the sunshine now through your saturday and really through most, i
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Jan 18, 2013 6:00am EST
of the most famous addresses in the nation. >> lance armstrong makes an admission. >> some atm's are about to get user friendly. a big change over small change. >> it will be a breezy and >> it will be a breezy and chilly day here home >> welcome back. 39 degrees downtown. in the 30's in most areas this morning. the wind is starting to gust 15- 20 miles per hour. we start with the forecast for foxborough. this is what you can expect. make sure you take the heavy winter gear. windchills between 15 and 20 miles per hour. the main story is to take the heavy winter gear with you. esau jennifer franciotti's -- you saw jennifer franciotti's live shot this morning. we have a few snow flurries coming down from the great lakes. it is not going to cause trouble. 32 in jarrettsville. wind chills running in the 20 p's. you can watch the time frame at the top of your screen. watch what happens as we go into tuesday and wednesday of next week. big dip in the jet stream early next week. be prepared. things are going to change. a mixture of sun and clouds. a chance for snow showers and flurries. not
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Jan 15, 2013 4:30am PST
the oprah winfrey network will broadcast an interview with lance armstrong and during that interview the disgraced cyclist admits to doping. it's a saga that has some outraged and some conflicted. this morning an east bay man speaking out about the cycling legend who said he helped save his life. stephanie chuang has the story. >> i wanted you to know how much i appreciate your support. >> reporter: it's the first thing you see when you walk into bob's house. the yellow jersey signed by lance armstrong. >> it's a constant reminder of how it all began. >> reporter: in 2001 he fought testicular cancer. >> it was the tumor the size of a big cantaloupe. >> reporter: that's when a friend hand him armstrong's book. >> he was a big inspiration which thrilled us to no end because it made him fight for his life. he won. >> reporter: the couple met armstrong several times after raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for his organization. with his reported admission of doping today, they are conflicted. appreciative of what armstrong has done but struggle with him as a person comparing him to
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Jan 18, 2013 6:00am PST
of lance armstrong's former teammates and the "today" show will have an exclusive interview with the ceo of armstrong's livestrong foundation. the "today" show of course starts at 7:00 after "today in the bay." >> injured and attacked a lot of people along that lying road. a long recovery for him ahead. 6:12 right now. time for check a of the day's top stories. a film about the infamous b.a.r.t. shooting that happened four years ago premiere this is weekend at sundance. it tells the story of oscar grant in days leading up to that shooting playing at the sundance film festival. >>> a man rescued after being trapped in a rail car for nine days. the man was found after union pacific crews heard tapping from inside one of the cars. the train had arrived wednesday night from stockton almost 300 miles away. >>> wildfires still raging all across southern australia. one person right now reported dead. several homes have been destroyed. the fires have been fueled by a relentless heat wave that's gripping that continent. >>> a controversial set of apps has disappeared from the google play stor
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Jan 18, 2013 5:00am PST
including the status of today's flight set out of san jose. >>> you may have seen lance armstrong confessing to using performance enhancing drugs with his interview with oprah. why he says he doesn't think he cheated. >>> welcome back. wanted to give you a live look of a bizarre situation that's under way in chicago. you're looking live at a cemetery there with authorities have begun exhuming the body of a chicago man who was poisoned with cyanide after winning the lottery. they say this man died in july as he was about to collect $425,000 in lottery winnings. his death was initially ruled as a result of natural causes but a relative pressed for a much deeper look. that's what's going to happen now. the cook county medical examiner plans to conduct another autopsy all in an effort to figure out exactly how this lottery winner died. we'll continue to stay on this story to bring you the latest. it's 5:41 now. >>> washington getting ready for president obama's second inauguration. some of the hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to attend are already arriving. "today in the bay's" t
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Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
the bay" the confession, part two. >> i said don't defend me anymore. >> lance armstrong gets emotional when discussing his kids coming to his defense. the story next. >>> this morning, waking up to lots of sunshine, beautiful sunrise over the city by the way. fantastic weekend, get out and enjoy and we have a spare the air alert as well. we'll detail your forecast coming up after this. >>> good morning, just a quarter after 7:00 this morning, looking live at the waves at ocean beach. if you head out to the beach today folks the weather will be perfect but the waves are dangerous so don't turn your back. >>> we saw a different side of lance armstrong during his interview last night with oprah winfrey. the disgraced cyclist became emotional as he talks about the role his children had in his coming clean about using performance-enhancing drugs. nbc's kurt gregory has more from the revealing interview. >> are you facing your demons? >> absolutely. >> reporter: on the second night of a revealing interview with oprah winfrey -- >> what do you say to those millions of people who bel
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Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
. coming up, coming clean. lance armstrong's confession and why his words might force him to put his money where his mouth is. >> we'll look at new courses available online at san jose state and some cliff notes about the fiscal cliff all ahead in business news. >>> let's look at the wind through san rafael this morning. traffic picking up earlier out there. mike has tabs on all of it for us. including some distractions that could hit your morning commute. more to come. >>> welcome back. a live look over san francisco. clear but also very cold. good news on the horizon. christina loren says it will get sunny today and it will warm up. hang in there and dress accordingly for the morning start. it's 6:11. >>> what's on the horizon for lance armstrong? the justice department now likely to join a lawsuit filed against armstrong by former teammate floyd landis. the lawsuit alleges that armstrong defrauded the u.s. government based on years of denying use of performance enhancing drugs. u.s. postal service was a longtime sponsor of armstrong's racing career. the deadline for the department
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Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
. >>> new this morning, the ioc stripping lance armstrong of his bronze medal from the 2000 sidney olympics because of his involvement in doping. officials close to the decision say the committee sent a letter to armstrong asking him to return that medal. armstrong's interview with oprah in which he reportedly admits to doping is scheduled to air tonight. >>> sports world buzzing about monti te'o. a tweet says everything will be explained at noon today. >>> it's not clear this morning whether te'o knew his online love wasn't a real person. >> scott mcgrew says fake people are all over the internet. >> a huge problem for internet companies. not just fake nigerian bankers looking for money or fake girlfriends but entire fake accounts on services like facebook where more than 80 million accounts may not be real people. that's facebook's own estimates. that's the population of egypt. fake profiles are a problem. they mislead twiadvertisers int thinking people are paying more attention to products than they are. >>> you remember last week we were talking about a new offer from walmart.
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Jan 17, 2013 4:30am PST
on behalf of t complex owners. >>> disgraced cycling legend lance armstrong finally coming clean on allegations of using performance enhancing drugs. armstrong all set to speak out during a taped interview he had with oprah winfrey. this one airs tonight and tomorrow night on winfrey's own network. armstrong admits using the drugs for years. the cyclist denied all along he ever used. last year he was stripped of his seven tour de france titles by the u.s. anti-doping agency. >>> new this morning we hear from leaders of fremont's hospital after it cut hundreds of jobs. in a statement released to nbc bay area, the hospital says it was hit hard by the economy. it says it eliminated unfilled positions and offered voluntary retirements and resignations before laying off 200 employees. some are questioning whether the cuts are legal because they were reportedly discussed behind closed doors. washington hospital gets funds from property taxes so it must follow the same public meeting laws as a city council. >>> it's 4:52 right now. if you like buzzer beaters, you're going to like this. lau
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Jan 16, 2013 4:30am PST
with lance armstrong will air in two parts starting tomorrow. yesterday oprah described the two and a half hour interview with the disgraced former champ. armstrong was stripped of the seven toured france titles which he flat out denied for years. win friday said he confessed to taking performance enhancing drugs during his career. >> i went in prepared to have to dig, pull and reference. i didn't have to do that. he was pretty forthcoming. >> anti-doping officials want armstrong to admit his guilt under oath before considering whether to lift a lifetime sports ban against him. >> what will become of him now? >> a rare wildlife moment captured on video. still ahead, the whale migration off the california coast like you have never seen before. >> we have a wider look at the south bay and the approach coming up. >> announcer: you're watching "today in the bay." >> this is something you don't see often. a gray whale enjoying the journey as it migrates to baja. it was all caught on tape. the video captured during a whale watching excursion off dana point. you can see the huge whale there
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Jan 18, 2013 4:30am PST
original call to the fbi. >>> a lot of people talking about lance armstrong's interview with oprah winfrey. the cyclist does oadmit he used performance enhancing drugs, he believes he was never cheating. >> i had this exercise that i'm a drug cheat. i'm a cheat. i'm a cheater. i went and looked up the definition of cheat. the definition of cheat is to gain an advantage on a rival or foe that they don't have. i didn't view it that way. i viewed it as a level playing field. >> as a grown man you don't need to look up the definition of cheating. this morning on the "today" show matt lauer will talk exclusively with one of armstrong's former teammates and the "today" show will have an exclusive interview with the livestrong foundation. >>> the second part of oprah's interview takes place tonight. >> he was kind of disconnected and cavalier as far as i'm concerned. >>> the new bay area exhibit opening today that will get you up close and personal with the sun. >> sounds good to me. plus how superstorm sandy was behind this scary escalator mishap. >> yikes. looking at the decline or the
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Jan 14, 2013 6:00am PST
weapons ban like the one that expired in 2004. >>> lance armstrong is taping an interview about doping allegations he's for you facing. armstrong telling the associated press that he's ready to speak candidly when a reporter caught up with him during a sunday morning run. the interview will air on oprah's network on thursday. >>> shares in apple under tremendous pressure this morning. >> scott mcgrew is here to tell us about that. >> apple is down really the biggest stock that's down this morning. better than 3% or about $18 almost $19 a share. this after "the wall street journal" reported apple was going to cut orders for some of the parts that go into iphones. iphones not selling very well. dow and nasdaq down this morning. >>> the white house over the weekend said it will not move forward with the construction of a death star despite a petition signed by thousands of americans asking for one. the white house budget office listed the number of reasons. the first being that america does not support blowing up planets. also it points out we already have a space station. the whit
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Jan 15, 2013 5:00am PST
debate coming up next. >>> more fallout for lance armstrong as he admits to doping. the toll it's taken on a bay area man who credit the cyclist with saving his life. >>> we take you live outside to san francisco for a look at the bay bridge. you can see traffic on the upper deck already in full effect. mike inouye will tell you about the roads. christina loren back to talk about weather. we'll have more coming up after this. >>> welcome back, everyone. a good tuesday morning to you. lit up by the port of oakland. changes in the forecast. we'll check them with meteorologist christina loren. it is 5:39. >>> a connecticut town now honoring a young teacher killed shielding her students in the newtown shooting massacre. the city council voting last night to name a new school building after victoria soto. her family says the honor will keep victoria's name alive forever. she was one of six staff members killed. soto grew up and went to high school in stratford. >>> the movie theater in aurora, colorado, where a gunman opened fire is set to reopen this weekend. survivors of the shooting and v
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Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
lance armstrong of defrauding the u.s. government by denying he used performance enhancing drugs. the u.s. postal service was a long-time sponsor of armstrong's cycling team. still to come, a congresswoman wants to change hacking laws after the suicide death of a popular internet activist. >> the suicide of aaron swartz has people debating what's right and what's wrong. >> swartz took his life over the weekend. we mentioned in the past you can never point to a single cause for a suicide. certainly the charges he was facing in the hacking of computers at m.i.t. played a part. democratic congresswoman zoe lockran said it's time to update some of the hacking laws. a good number of people feel the federal government took vanl of poorly written or old laws to prosecute swartz for downloading academic papers without permission from a publically open network. lockran proposed the idea to change the law on reddit, the internet forum swartz helped create. originally swartz faced more than 30 years in jail. that had been reduced to a plea deal for six months. the woman prosecuting him, u.s. att
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Jan 16, 2013 5:00am PST
interview with lance armstrong will air in two parts beginning tomorrow. yesterday oprah described the two and a half hour interview with the disgraced former champ. armstrong was stripped of the seven toured france titles which he flat out denied for years. win friday said he confessed to taking performance enhancing drugs during his career. >> i went in prepared to have to >> anti-doping officials want armstrong to admit his guilt under oath before considering whether to lift a lifetime sports ban against him. >> the fall out continues on the doping scandal. a major league soccer stadium in kansas city has ended its partnership with his livestrong foundation. in a statement, management hinting the armstrong controversy played a role in the decision. but it was not the deciding factor. instead, the organization blaming the livestrong foundation for not meeting a financial agreement. the ugly chapters will continue to roll in for armstrong. >> he's certainly not on sports illustrated's new cover. we'll show you the man who is. why some say colin kaepernick's national exposure could win
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Jan 17, 2013 5:00am PST
trial. >>> lance armstrong is coming clean on allegations he used performance enhancing drugs and you can hear it straight from his mouth. the taped interview he did with oprah winfrey airs tonight and tomorrow night on winfrey's own network. oprah confirmed armstrong admitted using the drugs for years. the cyclist denied those doping allegations. last year he was stripped of his seven tour de france titles by the u.s. anti-doping agency. >>> it's 5:44. yelp, the popular online review site based in san francisco that you probably use is rolling out a new service this morning for those of us who like to dine out. restaurants profile pages on yelp will feature health inspection scores. "today in the bay's" christie smith is live in san francisco with more for us this morning. good morning, christie. >> reporter: good morning to you, marla. while you were sitting down to figure out what your neighbor thought of a certain restaurant here in san francisco, you can also find out where that restaurant stands with the san francisco health department. the information is already on the city's w
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